Pro-ISIS Group Takes Responsibility For Hacking 800 U.S. School Websites

School websites across the country were affected by ISIS-propagandist. (Reuters/Photo)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The FBI is investigating the source of a hack that left school websites across the country linked to Islamic State propaganda.

The federal agency is currently looking into the incident after up to 800 schools reported their websites being re-directed to a pro-ISIS webpage earlier this week.

The page included an image of the ISIS flag, an audio message in Arabic, a picture of Saddam Hussein, and was up for several hours before being taken down.

Authorities claim all affected websites are hosted by the company School Desk.

Technicians discovered a small file placed into the root of one of the company’s websites, which caused the re-direction.

Pro-ISIS hacking group — Team System DZ — has taken responsibility for the hack.

Meanwhile, many of the schools have increased police presence on campus following the incident.

  • plb4333

    This doesn’t have to be ‘intellectual’ in having effects. Causing either alarm or for those who have alot of anger, aggression, this could lead to joing ISIS or otherwise, like the lone aggressors causing explosions or gun deaths, or even knives. They’re at a more receptive age and lack better judgements still. Intellectual? matters? Not at all…

  • plb4333

    What does the ‘DZ’ stand for? I’ll tell ya….{Delirious Zealot}…

  • brandehhh

    They seem proud of it. Doesn’t mean our schoolchildren are dumb enough to fall for it.

    • plb4333

      Again, this doesn’t need intellectual abilities to serve its purpose.

  • RockyMt, CO

    Two days ago Comcast was down across the country in many places for most of the day. Century Link is tied
    to Comcast. I haven’t heard a word this time as to why that happened.
    800 schools hacked by ISIS? hmmm, well, possibly. I read that there is a lot of hacking coming out of South American countries too.

  • psadie

    I don’t believe it is ISIS doing this…I think Russia is involved some way!

    • LILIBETH

      Get real..” .the Russians did it ” is not the answer to everything.

      • psadie

        Who do you think is aiding them for they don’t have that sophisticated tech to do it…CIA perhaps!

        • LILIBETH

          Only the RUSSIANS are capable of hacking….everyone know that!

    • plb4333

      You get HYPED way too easy. Just because Russia has been in the news lately, doesn’t apply to everything bad going on…

  • Mark Heinzen

    Probably should find a reliable host for these websites.

  • Michael Anthony Paul Trivisonn

    Are there any muslims employed by School Desk? Start with them.

    • plb4333

      School Desk? I call it Delirious Zealots

  • landy fincannon

    Well, at least they didn’t create thousands of bogus accounts to launder drug cartel (CIA) money through

    • plb4333

      For how rampant that is already with drug laundering, wouldn’t make much difference at all.

  • Mark Hom

    Someone must have left the password under the keyboard (Matthew Broderick “War Games” reference)

    • Ray

      LOL

      • plb4333

        You might want to LOL at yourself? You seem incognizant of anything of importance.

        • Ray

          FY !

    • plb4333

      They’re a VERY sophisticated group and one to be worried about. There will be more, much more and causing damage to more than just people. Industries, politics, etc…goes on and on.

    • Ray

      Mark, FYI, read below.

  • Michelle Richardson

    Which schools? What states, counties, etc? Who was affected by this?

    • plb4333

      All over, plus political sites, along with government agencies as well. Numerous is under-exaggerated

  • kaiju

    As if they weren’t radical enough. Now we’ll have Commie Muslim Terrorists. Oh, I forgot we already had one as president for eight years!

    • plb4333

      Where you’ve been for quite a few years? Cave Building maybe? Oh, and besides that, Trump has never been seen as a terrorist, only you think that for some wierd reason.

      • kaiju

        I think you misunderstand. Trump hasn’t been president for eight years.